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ZYKLON To Headline Japanese Dates After DIMMU BORGIR Cancel

ZYKLON, the Norwegian band featuring former EMPEROR members Samoth (guitar) and Trym (drums), will headline all previously announced Japanese tour dates following the cancellation of the tour's original headliners, DIMMU BORGIR (as reported here on January 8). Commented Samoth: "Needless to say we are very excited about Japan. We never even got to ...

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ZYKLON To Support ARCH ENEMY In Europe

ZYKLON, the Norwegian band featuring former EMPEROR members Samoth (guitar) and Trym (drums), will support ARCH ENEMY on their upcoming European tour. The dates, scheduled to begin February 17 in Cologne, Germany mark the band's first European tour in support of their current album, "Aeon", and will follow their first trip to Japan as headliners ...

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THE PROJECT HATE To Enter Studio In September

THE PROJECT HATE, the Swedish band featuring Jörgen Sandström of ENTOMBED/GRAVE fame on lead vocals and current DARK FUNERAL touring guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson), are planning on entering Soundlab Studios in September with producer Mieszko Talarczyk to record the follow-up to last year's "Hate, Dominate, Congregate, Eliminate", tentatively due in early 2005 through ...

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GREEN CARNATION Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

GREEN CARNATION, the Norwegian band featuring Tchort (a.k.a. Terje Vik Schei, ex-EMPEROR, SATYRICON, EINHERJER), are the latest band confirmed for this year's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 19-12, 2004 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. The complete list of acts currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): BRAINSTORM BUSTA ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS Confirmed For Sweden's 2000 DECIBEL Festival

GOD AMONG INSECTS, the Swedish "old-school" death metal band featuring vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula (DARK FUNERAL), guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) (THE PROJECT HATE), bassist Tomas Elofsson (SANCTIFICATION) and drummer Tobias Gustafsson (VOMITORY), are the latest band confirmed for the fifth edition of the 2000 Decibel festival, which is scheduled to take place on ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS Name Album

GOD AMONG INSECTS, the Swedish "old-school" death metal band featuring vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula (DARK FUNERAL), guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) (THE PROJECT HATE), bassist Tomas Elofsson (SANCTIFICATION) and drummer Tobias Gustafsson (VOMITORY), have set "World Wide Death" as the title of their debut album, tentatively due this summer through Threeman Recordings. The CD ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS To Enter Studio In March

GOD AMONG INSECTS, the new Swedish "old-school" death metal band featuring vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula (DARK FUNERAL), guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) (THE PROJECT HATE), bassist Tomas Elofsson (SANCTIFICATION) and drummer Tobias Gustafsson (VOMITORY), will enter Abyss studios with engineer Tommy Tägtgren on March 20 to begin recording their as-yet-untitled debut album, due in ...

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'Monsters Of Metal Vol. 1' DVD To Arrive Later This Month

Nuclear Blast Records USA will be releasing the "Monsters Of Metal Vol. 1" DVD on January 27. Described as the "ultimate metal DVD compilation," the two-disc set will contain the following track listing: DVD 1: 01. MANOWAR - "Warriors Of The World United" 02. HAMMERFALL - "Hearts On Fire" 03. HELLOWEEN - "Just A Little ...

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RUNEMAGICK Complete Work On New Album

Swedish "dark death metal" act RUNEMAGICK have completed work on their new album, "On Funeral Wings", at their own Magick Sound Studio for a spring release through Aftermath Music. As previously reported, RUNEMAGICK's new material is said to be "much in the vein of the latest album 'Darkness Death Doom', with some new ideas and ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS To Begin Recording Debut Album

GOD AMONG INSECTS, the new Swedish "old-school" death metal band featuring vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula (DARK FUNERAL), guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) (THE PROJECT HATE), bassist Tomas Elofsson (SANCTIFICATION) and drummer Tobias Gustafsson (VOMITORY), have finished writing the material for their debut album and are currently looking for a suitable studio in which to ...

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DOMINE: New Album Details Revealed

Italian "epic power metal" band DOMINE have completed work on their fourth full-length album, "Emperor Of The Black Runes", at New Sin Audio Design studios in Loria for a tentative early 2004 release through Dragonheart Records. According to the band, "It's been a tough challenge to come up with an album which would top 'Stormbringer ...

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ZYKLON To Tour Japan With DIMMU BORGIR

Norway's ZYKLON, the band featuring Zamoth (a.k.a. Samoth) and Trym of EMPEROR, are confirmed for the "Extreme The Dojo Vol. 9" tour of Japan, and will be doing three shows as main support for DIMMU BORGIR. Also appearing on the bill will be GOATWHORE. Upcoming ZYKLON tour dates, according to their official web site: Jan. ...

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BLOOD RED THRONE Sign With EARACHE RECORDS

Norwegian death metallers BLOOD RED THRONE have signed a worldwide multi-album deal with Earache Records. The brainchild of ex-EMPEROR bassist Tchort, BLOOD RED THRONE have "unleashed a series of gruesomely precise death metal releases, most recently the acclaimed 'Affiliated With the Suffering' record, which has seen them grow steadily in popularity and notoriety," according to ...

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ZYKLON Announce Finnish Mini-Tour

Norway's ZYKLON, the band featuring Zamoth (a.k.a. Samoth) and Trym of EMPEROR, have lined up the following gigs in Finland in January: Jan. 08 – Tavastia – Helsinki, FIN Jan. 09 – Klubi – Turku, FIN Jan. 10 – Lutakko – Jyväskylä, FIN ...

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MINDGRINDER Sign With NOCTURNAL ART PRODUCTIONS

Norwegian extreme metal band MINDGRINDER, featuring ex-SOURCE OF TIDE drummer/keyboardist Cosmocrator, have signed a deal with Nocturnal Art Productions. The group's debut album, "MindTech", was recorded in December 2002 at Akkerhaugen Lydstudio (EMPEROR, ZYKLON, WINDIR) and is scheduled for release in April 2004. "MindTech", which was originally slated for release through Sound Riot Records (a ...

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Drummer FAUST Leaves DISSECTION

Former EMPEROR drummer Bård "Faust" Eithun has officially parted ways with DISSECTION. According to an official press release, Eithun made the decision after a meeting with DISSECTION guitarist/vocalist Jon Nödtvedt in Stockholm, Sweden. Bård "explained that he has been tense about what impression the whole deal with DISSECTION would do to him in practice and ...

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DISIPLIN Confirmed For Norway's BY:LARM

Norwegian extreme metallers DISIPLIN, featuring ex-members of MYRKSKOG and EVILIZER, have been granted a showcase slot at next year's Norway's biggest music industry event, By:Larm. In the meantime, however, the band have also been booked to support GORGOROTH at Oslo's John Dee on Saturday, December 13. DISIPLIN's self-produced debut album features guest appearances by ex-EMPEROR ...

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ZYKLON: Mexican Tour Cancelled

Norway's ZYKLON, the band featuring Zamoth (a.k.a. Samoth) and Trym of EMPEROR, have cancelled their previously announced Mexican tour. The following is Samoth's official statement on the matter: "We were supposed to leave for Mexico today for a 3-show headline tour. The UK agent who dealt with this particular tour called us up at rehearsal ...

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DISSECTION Continue Search For Musicians, Plan Documentary DVD

DISSECTION guitarist/vocalist Jon Nödtvedt and drummer Bård "Faust" Eithun (ex-EMPEROR) have spent the past few weeks looking through the audition videos that have been sent to them from all over the world. In the beginning of next year, real auditions will be held for some of the musicians needed to complete the group's lineup. It ...

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ZYKLON Confirmed For England's K-FEST!

Norway's ZYKLON, the band featuring Zamoth (a.k.a. Samoth) and Trym of EMPEROR, have lined up the following dates during the coming weeks: Oct. 24 - 1001 Watt Festival – Skien, NOR Oct. 25 - Rosendal – Trondheim, NOR Nov. 30 - TBA – London, UK (K-fest) In other news, following the "incredible" success of the ...

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ZYKLON Delay New Album, Complete Music Video

Norway's ZYKLON, the band featuring Zamoth (a.k.a. Samoth) and Trym of EMPEROR, have pushed backed the U.S. release date for their new album, "Aeon", to September 23 through Candlelight Records. No reason was given for the delay. The band recently completed a video for the track "Psyklon Aeon" and will show it at their release ...

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RUNEMAGICK Split With Guitarist

Swedish "dark death metal" act RUNEMAGICK have parted ways with second guitarist Tomas Eriksson (ex-INTOXICATE, GROTESQUE, VALEDICTORY). "Tomas has decided to leave RUNEMAGICK, maybe just for a while or forever... He feels that he must quit everything to gather new inspiration and try to get the feeling back. We wish him all the best and ...

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BURZUM Albums To Receive U.S. Release For The First Time

Dead Ringer Records confirms September 23 as the first-time U.S. release of "Daudi Baldrs" and "Hlidskjalf", recordings by controversial Norwegian band BURZUM. Each will feature original artwork as created by Stephen O'Malley (EMPEROR) and pressed as originally released by Misanthropy Records in the latter '90s. The "colorful" history of BURZUM always marks the start of ...

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RUNEMAGICK Commence Work On New Material

Swedish "dark death metal" act RUNEMAGICK have commenced the songwriting process for the follow-up to this year's "Darkness Death Doom". "So far there are home demo versions of nine new songs," the band write on their official web site. "Now we will start to rehearse and develop the songs at our rehearsal place. We will ...

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DISSECTION Seeking New Members

Reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION, now featuring guitarist/vocalist Jon Nödtvedt and ex-EMPEROR drummer Bård "Faust" Eithun, are looking for a rhythm/lead guitarist and bassist to complete the group's new lineup. The band's official web site, www.dissection.nu, has posted the following requirements for the new members: Profile 1: Rhythm/Lead Guitarist "DISSECTION is looking for ...

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ZYKLON: New Song Posted Online

A brand new ZYKLON track, entitled "An Electric Manner", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. "An Electric Manner" comes off the Norwegian group's forthcoming sophomore effort, "Aeon", due on September 2 through Candlelight Records. The follow-up to 2001's "World Ov Worms", which was recorded at Akkerhaugen Lydstudio in Norway ...

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ZYKLON Premier New Material At London Gig

Norway's ZYKLON, the band featuring Zamoth (a.k.a. Samoth) and Trym of EMPEROR, premiered material from their forthcoming album, "Aeon", at London's famed Camden Underworld on June 6. "Aeon", set for worldwide release in early September, is starting to catch early fan and media attention as expectations for the album are already high. Samoth says, "the ...

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